The doctors, nurses and attendants at Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic, who had been looking after Suchitra Sen for the last 26 days, grieved for their VIP patient.
“I never felt that we were treating a celebrity,” said Dr Subrata Maitra, critical care expert and a member of the team of the doctors attending to Sen since December 23.
‘SHE WAS NEVER RUDE OR ROUGH EVEN WHEN SHE GREW WEAKER’
“She became one of our close relatives. She was a good human being with a motherly heart and always cooperated with us during treatment,” said another physician Dr Samajit Naskar.
“She was like a grandmother to me and I used to call her dida in the hospital. Sometimes, she wanted to know about my family and enquired whether I have taken food,” said Dr Saswata Mukherjee, who was beside her bed during her last hours on Thursday night.
“She was a great and noble lady. She used to behave like a mother with us and was never rude or rough even when she was gradually becoming weaker day by day,” said Sikha Pathak, sister-in-charge of the ITU at Belle Vue Clinic.
“We were fortunate to nurse her for long hours after she was brought to our hospital with respiratory problems. Her punctuality and motherly affection were admirable (to us),” Pathak said.
“She was an ardent devotee of Sarada Devi and used to read different spiritual books when she was brought to our hospital in the past,” said Mary George, another sister in charge of ITU.